College Composition and Research

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College Composition and Research Outline


Concepts Covered:

  • Plagiarism
  • Video: Types of Plagiarism and How to Avoid Them

Poetry Basics

Concepts Covered:

  • Poetry Basics
  • Video: Poetry Introduction

Short Story

Concepts Covered:

  • Drama
  • Theme
  • Character
  • Tone
  • Voice
  • Narrative Devices
  • Definition of a Short Story


Concepts Covered:

  • Definition of Drama


Concepts Covered:

  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution

Compiling an Annotate Bibliography

Concepts Covered:

  • What is an Annotated Bibliography
  • Tips on Writing an Annotated Bibliography


Concepts Covered:

  • Revision
  • Video: Importance of Revision
  • Video: Ways to Approach Revising an Academic Paper
  • Video: What to do after Revising
  • Video: How Reading Out Loud Helps with Revision
  • Video: How Revising and Editing are Different

MLA Formatting

Concepts Covered:

  • MLA Basics
  • MLA Formatting Example
  • Video: How to Set up an MLA Formatted Paper
  • Video: How to Set Up a Works Cited Page in MLA Formatting

Logical Fallacies

Concepts Covered:

  • Logical Fallacies

Writing an Argumentative Research Paper

Concepts Covered:

  • Topic Selection
  • Preliminary Research
  • Evaluating Sources for Credibility
  • Organizing, Drafting, and Polishing
  • Incorporating Sources

Writing a Research Paper using Literary Analysis

Concepts Covered:

  • Purpose of Literary Analysis
  • Choosing Topics, Developing Themes
  • Research for a Literary Analysis


Concepts Covered:

  • Understanding Theme

Narrative Devices

Concepts Covered:

  • Definition of Narrative Devices and Link for Literacy Term Definition

Point of View

Concepts Covered:

  • Point of View
  • Video: Types of Point of View
  • Video: Finding and Fixing Second Person Point of View


Concepts Covered:

  • Types of Characters


Concepts Covered:

  • Differences of Tone/Mood/Atmosphere


Concepts Covered:

  • Definition of Voice

Rhetorical Appeals

Concepts Covered:

  • Rhetorical Appeals

About the book

College Composition and Research 

College Composition and Research is a course in writing argumentative and analytical essays informed by research.

About the authors:

Senior Contributing Authors

Natalie Hill, Shaw University

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